Cat Facts

  1. Himalayan cat with blue eyes

    Himalayan Cat Colors: What Colors Can Himalayan Cats Be?

    Himalayan cats can display 20 different colors, and each one is just as adorable as the next. Learn more about these loving, fluffy felines here.
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  2. Balinese cat lying on couch

    Balinese Cat Personality: How Do Balinese Cats Act?

    The Balinese is a friendly, outgoing, and lovable cat that wants to be involved with their humans 24/7. Discover if this cat is perfect for you.
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  3. black Bombay cat with golden eyes

    Bombay Cat Colors: What Colors Can Bombay Cats Be?

    The Bombay cat comes in one distinct color: shimmery black. Learn how to tell the difference between Bombays and other black cats.
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  4. calico Devon Rex cat

    Are Devon Rex Cats Hypoallergenic?

    While no cat is 100% hypoallergenic, the wavy-haired Devon Rex tends to be kinder on those with allergies. Find out if this cat is right for you.
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  5. orange and white Munchkin cat

    Munchkin Cat Colors: What Colors Can Munchkins Be?

    Munchkin cats come in all variations of colors and patterns. Learn how cross-breeding efforts expanded their coat coloring options.
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  6. Himalayan cat sniffing hand with treat

    Himalayan Cat Personality: How Do Himalayans Act?

    The Himalayan is a sweet, people-oriented feline that craves your attention. Groom and give them love, and you’ll have a friend for life.
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  7. Bombay cat looking up

    Bombay Cat Personality: How Do Bombay Cats Act?

    The Bombay cat is outgoing, friendly, and loving. Do you have time to spend doting over your cat? If so, learn more about the Bombay.
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  8. silver American Shorthair lying on side

    American Shorthair Colors: What Colors Can American Shorthairs Be?

    The American Shorthair cat comes in over 80 color variations. Meet this versatile, sweet, and friendly cat (and your new best friend) here.
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  9. Munchkin cat licking mouth

    Munchkin Cat Personality: How Do Munchkin Cats Act?

    The Munchkin cat is an outgoing and lovable breed that prefers to be with their humans. See if your personality meshes with the Munchkin’s!
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  10. grey tabby Siberian cat on cat tower

    Siberian Cat Colors: What Colors Can Siberian Cats Be?

    Siberian cats come in a variety of different colors and pattern combinations. Discover how these lovable giants can light up your world.
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  11. two Siamese kittens

    Siamese Colors: What Colors Can Siamese Cats Be?

    Siamese cats come in an impressive 32 different color variations. Read more about this loyal and ancient breed that brings so much love to a family.
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  12. brown bengal cat lying down

    Bengal Cat Colors: What Colors Can Bengal Cats Be?

    The Bengal cat is a stunning and loving friend. Discover what colors Bengals come in and which ones are officially recognized.
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  13. Siberian cat walking couch with plant in background

    Hypoallergenic Cats: Facts, Details, and Breed Guide

    No cat is 100% hypoallergenic. These 8 cat breeds produce less Fel d 1 or have minimal shedding, making them ideal for people with cat allergies.
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Fun cat facts and feline tidbits 

Cats are endlessly fascinating, and we have the content to prove it! Read 100+ articles on the Litter-Robot blog that include fun facts about cats. You’ll find cat facts related to coat pattern, breed, unique abilities, and more!

Did you know? Cats instinctively know how to use the litter box. To avoid being eaten or attacked by predators, ancestral wild cats had to cover up their tracks and hide their waste to mask their scent. They gravitated toward soft dirt or sand, since the granular consistency made it easier to bury their waste. 

What other interesting facts about cats didn’t you know? Cats meow for humans, not other cats. A group of cats is called a clowder or a glaring, while a group of kittens is a kindle. 30%-50% of cats lack the gene that makes them react to catnip. Research suggests that a cat’s purr has the power to self-heal. People with cat allergies aren't allergic to fur, but rather a protein found in a cat’s saliva, urine, and dander called Fel d 1. Cats seek out boxes that offer cover for their predatory hunting instincts, as well as to hide to avoid becoming prey—an instinct passed down by their wild ancestors. Contrary to popular belief, cats don’t see in black and white—but research suggests that they are red-green colorblind. A 1-year-old kitten is developmentally equivalent to a 15-year-old human. (Most) cats are lactose intolerant. Cats’ whiskers help with directional orientation and spatial awareness.

Shall we keep going? The “tabby” cat isn’t a breed—it’s a pattern. Your cat has a third eyelid that functions as a shield for their cornea. Cats are imitating snakes when they hiss. Your house cat likely isn’t nocturnal, but instead crepuscular, or most active around dusk and dawn. How long a cat lives largely depends on whether they’re indoor-only or an outdoor cat. Cats almost always land on their feet due to their impressive “righting” reflex. Cat pee smells so bad because it’s so concentrated—felines originated in the desert and evolved to absorb a large amount of water from their urine to maintain their hydration. Cats are more likely to knead if they were separated from their mothers as young kittens. And finally, cats aren’t just jerks: They knock things over to test for hidden prey.